Want to find out about routes into teaching? Want an exciting and challenging career in teaching?

School Direct

Initial Teacher Training with East London Teaching School Alliance

Want to find out about routes into teaching? Want an exciting and challenging career in teaching?

School Direct is an exciting new school based programme of initial teacher training. We are currently recruiting for September 2018 in the following secondary phase subjects:-

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Religious Education
  • Modern Languages
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Business Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Art
  • Design & Technology
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Primary



Please note that applications have to be made through the UCAS website. Do not try to apply directly to schools

Places will be available at St Angela’s Ursuline and in our partner schools across London and Essex. Our training provider is Partnership London SCITT.

Applications must be made online through UCAS Teacher Training and applicants must enter either St Angela’s Ursuline School or East London Teaching School Alliance in the ‘Search for a training provider’ field. Successful trainees will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on the salaried route and a PGCE on the tuition fee route from our training provider, Partnership London SCITT.

We welcome applicants who have UK residency, GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above and a degree (lower second minimum), in the subject in which the candidate wishes to train to teach.

For non-salaried places candidates will need to pay a course fee of £9000 but may be eligible for bursaries and loans, details of which are available on the DFE website.

A Premier Plus service is offered to those who hold (or are predicted) a first class, 2:1 or 2:2 degree and are interested in teaching secondary maths, physics, chemistry, languages or computing, biology & geography.

Scholarships of £30,000 are available in physics and £25,000 for maths, chemistry and computing for trainees who are starting their training in the 2017/18 academic year.

All offers of a place are ‘conditional’ until Disclosure and Barring checks have been successfully completed, qualification checks and satisfactory references have been received and the professional skills tests passed. Our partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

St Angela’s offers School Experience placements for people thinking about a career in teaching, to see if it is suitable. Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses are also available for certain teacher training places.

If you require any further information please contact either:

Karen McWalter: karen@eltsa.co.uk

Nicky Dominique: nicky@eltsa.co.uk